CMLL NJPW (SUN) 01/24/2016 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [NJPW]
1) Guerrero Maya Jr. & The Panther b Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu
5:10. The Panther beat Komatsu with his flash fujiwara armbar. In a post match interview, Panther and Maya said they were happy to make the Arena Coliseo Tag Team titles an international title and were open to possibility of Tanaka & Komatsu getting a shot at them someday. Tanaka & Komatsu thanked the fans for supporting them as Young Lions as they move on their next chapter.
2) Fuego, Kushida, Stuka Jr., Tiger Mask IV b Boby Zavala, Hechicero, Okumura, Yoshihashi
8:09. Titan and Gedo were removed from this match after Saturday's card changes. Stuka landed the torpedo splash on Okumura (and Mima Shimoda) for the win. In a post match interview, Okumura proudly talked about both the growth of FantasticaMania over the last six years and the growth of the NJPW wrestlers who've come to Mexico, hoping the same for Tanaka and Komatsu.
3) Jyushin Thunder Liger b Virus
7:55. Lucha de Maestros, unofficially with no punches (though both men almost broke that promise.) Liger escaped the Motovirus setup and beat Virus with a campana. They shook hands after the match. Liger was happy with the match. Virus said this was a dream match for him, though he was disappointed he lost and will keep working in the gym every day to prove he's worthy of the title Pequeno Gran Maestro.
4) Bushi, EVIL, Tetsuya Naito b Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Ryusuke Taguchi
7:23. Bushi beat Dorada with a cradle after a Naito foul. Naito teased the idea of Komatsu joining Los Ingobernables de Japon, only to immediately turn out him. Evil laid out Komatsu with a lariat. Dorada thanked the NJPW fans for supporting him this year, said he was returning to Arena Mexico, but would like to return and challenge for IWGP Junior Heavyweight championship. In a post match interview, BUSHI (who made belt motions to Dorada after the match) declared he would defeat Kushida for the belt, then nominate Dorada as his first challenger to get his revenge.
5) Bárbaro Cavernario, Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura b Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Titán
13:06. Titan replaced Dragon Lee after the title match was added. Okada pinned Robinson. Hirooki Goto stormed the ring and attacked Okada. The crowd booed the attack. Titan asked to return to NJPW again in post match interviews.
6) Kamaitachi b Dragón Lee © [CMLL SL]
Added after Kamaitachi attacked Dragon Lee on Saturday. 18:33. Excellent match, with Kamaitachi winning with via his Canadian Destroyer variation. Dragon Lee falls on his sixth defense. Kamaitachi is the 13th champion. Kamaitachi indicated he had not returned to NJPW full time yet and would be heading back to Japan with Okumura, Tanaka and Komatsu for an indefinite amount of time. Kamaitachi seemed to suggest he was aiming to follow Prince Devitt's path and be a smaller man challenging for both the IWGP junior and heavyweight titles, and would not return until he's ready.
7) Mistico b Último Guerrero
17:23. La Mistica for the win.
8) Volador Jr. © b Mephisto [NWA WELTER]
21:06. Volador won with a Spanish Fly about 20 seconds before the TV broadcast ended. Seventh defense. Volador and Mephisto shook hands after the match. Volador thanked the fans on behalf of the CMLL luchadors, and Ivan announced they'd be back for FantasticaMania 2017 next year. The show ended with Mistico shouting "I Love You" to the fans. In a post show interview, Volador suggested Ultimo Guerrero and Virus as challengers.
last updated: 2018-10-28 13:34
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